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Monterey Trail High School is a 9th-12th grade college preparatory high school located in Elk Grove, California. The school was established in the 2000's as part of the Elk Grove Unified School District.
Monterey Trail High School is named after its location on the Monterey Trail of the 1800's, located just south of Elk Grove, which was used by travelers of the time to travel to Monterey, the capital of both Spanish and Mexican California. Home of the Mustangs.
The school color of forest green is based on the abundant amount of trees along the areas of Elk Grove, Laguna Creek, and Franklin. The second school color of gold is based on the Monterey Trail becoming well-traveled after the discovery of gold. The school mascot, the Mustang, is based on the horses that travelers rode while traveling the Monterey Trail in the 1800's.
Monterey Trail High School is located southeast of Calvine Road and Highway 99. The campus consists of 14 buildings, each grouped by academic subject. The exception is the portables, which provide extra classroom space for all academic subjects, such as foreign language, math, social studies, and electives.
Monterey Trail High School and Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School share a private library located between the two campuses.
After Vice Principal Mark Macres died from cancer in the spring of 2007, the campus football stadium was dedicated to his name on October 26, 2007. As he was a vice principal at Florin High School before Monterey Trail High School, students and staff from both Monterey Trail High School and Florin High School as well as EGUSD dignitaries were invited to the dedication ceremony.
As of 2007-2008, Monterey Trail High School scored a 719 (out of 1000) on the Academic Performance Index (API), ranking fifth in the state and eighth in similar schools. The school also meets the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. It uses block schedules for its academic scheduling.
Monterey Trail High School school has a Design and Technology Academy (DATA), designed to provide students with career technical skills in the areas of Engineering, Computer Science, and Enviroscapes. DATA was recently awarded a California Partnership Grant.
The school also offers a Regional Occupation Program (ROP) in Virtual Enterprise, which provides skills to seek life-long employment.
Advanced Placement Courses Offered:
Fourteen sports are played at Monterey Trail High School, with many divided into Varsity and JV teams. Although there is no pool on campus, practices for water sports are held at the pool of the nearby Cosumnes River College.
Monterey Trail High School offers visual arts classes in photography, art, ceramics, digital art, and mixed media. The projects made in these classes are displayed throughout the school, namely in the halls of the HF complex and the school library.
It also offers performing arts classes in dance, band, theater, and choir. The Performing Arts division of the VAPA department often participate in school rallies, school sports events, perform competitively against other schools and groups, or hold their own performances in the Black Box Theater.
The student diversity in 2008 was:
Monterey Trail High School's student news publication, Voices from the Trail, can be found at www.voicesfromthetrail.com.
Each grade level and ASB Leadership has its own student council, composed of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and spirit coordinator. With over fifty members, ASB Leadership organizes most of Monterey Trail High School's events, including rallies, assemblies, food faires, and lunch activities. In Link Crew, upperclassmen support incoming freshmen in adjusting to high school.
Elections are held each April for student councils.
There are over 40 clubs and organizations on campus, including Key Club (of which Monterey Trail High School is part of Division 7 South), Gay-Straight Alliance, Academic Decathlon, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, and Mathletes.
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